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March 29, 2017

A Spring Afternoon with Kronos benefitting Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire

On Sunday, April 30th, from 3 to 6:00 p.m., Kronos will host an intimate afternoon filled with music and inspiration at a private home in Stanford, California, to benefit Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire. The musical program features Kronos Quartet and two Bay Area-based student ensembles – Dragon String Quartet from Ruth Asawa San Francisco School for the Arts and Claudius Quartet from Young Chamber Musicians – performing recent work commissioned by Kronos’ Fifty for the Future, including West Coast premieres of string quartets by Laurie Anderson and Rhiannon Giddens. After the outdoor concert, enjoy appetizers, drinks, and conversation with the artists, as well as special guests like Joan Jeanrenaud, former longtime Kronos cellist and Fifty for the Future composer, on the grounds of our hosts’ beautifully restored 1914 home.

Tickets are $250. All proceeds benefit Kronos’ Fifty for the Future, a major initiative of the San Francisco-based 501(c)3 nonprofit Kronos Performing Arts Association. Capacity is limited. Please RSVP by April 15, 2017. Contact Mason Dille, Development Manager 415.731.3533, email

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March 23, 2017

“Kronos Quartet: Making free music for the future”

This week, BBC World News America reported on Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, our education and legacy project that is commissioning – and distributing for free – the first learning library of contemporary repertoire for string quartet. Watch the story >

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March 21, 2017

The creative spirit will not be silenced

A special message from Janet Cowperthwaite, Managing Director of Kronos Performing Arts Association, the San Francisco-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that manages all aspects of Kronos’ work:

“Today is Arts Advocacy Day in the United States. All of us at the Kronos Performing Arts Association join our colleagues here in San Francisco, in Washington DC, and across the nation to express our hope that the US Government continues to value the arts and access to the arts. The creative spirit will not be silenced by the strokes of pens. It is the audiences and communities that will suffer most if resources that support the arts are eliminated.”

Read more reactions from the San Francisco Bay Area arts communities to the proposed NEA and NEH cuts >

Learn what you can do to help try to #SaveTheNEA and #SaveTheNEH>

March 07, 2017

Livestream today’s NYC concert

Please tune in TODAY at 4:30 p.m. PST / 7:30 p.m. EST for the Livestream of our Ecstatic Music Festival concert at WNYC’s Greene Space in New York City. This performance will feature recent works from Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, our education and legacy project that is commissioning – and distributing for free – the first learning library of contemporary repertoire for string quartet. Joining Kronos will be special guests haegeum virtuoso Soo Yeon Lyuh and student quartets from Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music, a Fifty for the Future Legacy Partner.

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March 03, 2017

Big (Star) News!

Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third Live … and More, a live album and concert film paying tribute to one of the most influential American classic rock bands – Big Star, will be released on April 21 in a number of formats, including a 90-minute concert film on Blu-ray or DVD, a two-CD live album, and a concert-film/live-album set. The concert film will premiere at the SXSW Film Festival on March 16.



Preorder “Thank You, Friends” today:
2-CD/Blu-Ray >
2-CD/DVD >
2-CD >

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Concert Schedule

Jan17Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaRebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Jan19New York, New YorkZankel Hall
Jan20Purchase, New YorkThe PepsiCo Theatre
Jan25Columbus, OhioMershon Auditorium
Feb2San Francisco, CaliforniaHerbst Theater
Feb5New York, New YorkMerkin Concert Hall

Kronos tours often! View all of our venues and dates.

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